Chandrasekharan, Ramesh Chellamani and Deepak Mahadevan
Unlike International pop songs
and indi-pop songs, our Tamil pop songs have not become popular
among our people. Even leading music wizards like A.R. Rehman
, Yuvan Shankar Raja and others tried their hands in producing
a successful private album but all their efforts were in vain.
Tamil pop songs fail to attract our people due to various
reasons like lack of creative picturisation, minimum publicity
and sticking to stereotype themes like love and patriotism.
Mugangal- A recent Tamil pop
album is the brain child of Mahesh Shankar and his team.
The album is an effort to
portray some of emotions encountered in our daily lives. Since the
face is but an instrument that is used to display emotions, they
have tried to paint a picture of faces around. Love, Happiness,
Apprehension, Courage, Sadness and Stubbornness are the six
interesting faces chosen and using these colors they have painted
the picture. They should be appreciated for taking such an
innovative concept in hand.
Owing to the recent trend,
Mahesh has given techno kind of music, which is sure to attract
youngsters. It is refreshing and relieving to listen to music
different from our usually masala mixed film albums with the usual
string of singers.
All the six songs are sung by
Anitha Chandrasekharan. It's monotonous to hear all the songs
in her voice. Though the concept taken in hand is to bring different
emotions in the songs, her voice fails to express them. Be it
a pathos or joyous, she sings in the same husky voice. Lyrics
by Ramesh Chellamani are O.K. and he too has lent his voice for
a song. He seems a promising singer.
Words are broken at various
places to fit in the tune and in this process, Tamil is mutilated
(May be in U.S.,"Ubadhesam" is pronounced as "Uppu desam"). The
last song is spoken well. Fast paced peppy music with beats do not
match in the pathos song.
Anyway it is a good effort by
the team and could have performed well with more involvement.
Expecting a better album from them next time.